(2-3 years old room)
(3-5 years old room)
3.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Parents get a snapshot of what their child/children have been doing during the day by viewing our daily diaries on power point on the computer in each room.
During winter our indoor play times for mornings rotates with outdoor play time. The children have indoor play first before going outside at about 10.30 am.
*Nappies are changed and the toilet used on a needs basis not just at routine times.
Absences & Withdrawal
Child Care Benefit pays for 42 days of absence (but can’t be more than 8 weeks each time) for each child per financial year. Allowable absences can be taken for any reason i.e. family holiday, religious leave, school holidays etc. If your child exceeds the forty-two allowable absences, full fees will be payable for every absence thereafter. Please note that the payment of CCS is between the parent account holder and Centrelink. Our staff may be able to advise - but it is your negotiation with Centre Link that is needed.
Withdrawal from Care
Parents/guardians intending to withdraw their child must provide notice in writing:
What We Provide & What to Bring
What to Bring
Please send your child in suitable play clothes so they may play and explore freely and not worry about getting good clothes dirty. Ensure their clothing and footwear is easy enough for them to perform simple tasks on their own, such as elastic waistband for easy toileting and velcro shoes to place on and off independently. Thongs and clogs are not acceptable. Please label all clothing.
At Daisy Learning Child Care Centre we practice safe fun in and out of the sun procedures. We ask that parents dress their children in clothing that gives them maximum protection from the sun. A loose fitting cotton T-shirt which covers the shoulders and the back of the neck is recommended. We also recommend that you apply SPF 30+ broad spectrum water resistant sunscreen to your child when arriving at the centre. More will be applied throughout the day as needed.
Toys & Treasures from Home
We recognise the enthusiasm your child has for some toys and how they wish to show them to their friends but we would appreciate it if toys were NOT brought from home. Your child’s “treasures” can be lost or broken, causing unnecessary distress. They can bring a soft toy for rest time which is kept in their locker until needed.
Daisy Learning Centre is a war toy free zone, including action heroes e.g. Batman and Spiderman etc as they teach:
The Centre and Educators do not accept responsibility for any broken, lost or damaged toys which are brought from home to the centre.
This is a very special day for your child. Birthday cakes are provided by the centre at a cost of $6.00 per child that day, or close to that day if your child is not attending on the actual day. Please feel free to join us for afternoon tea on this day, to make it a really special day for your child.
Fees & Payment
Fees, Bond and Statements
The centre operates 50 weeks of the year (closed for two weeks at the end of December and early January)
An enrolment bond equivalent to two weeks’ full fees is held by the centre and only refundable if full settlement of all fees is made within 10 days of the child/children leaving the centre.
A statement will be issued every Tuesday (or Wednesday, especially if Monday is public holiday). Statements show charges for attendance, support payment from Centrelink CCS and gap fees which parents need to pay, only for the previous week, as our computer is linked with the government's computer, and we can only see what support payments have been made the following week. As fees are payable in advance, negative balances will show that an account is out of order.
Method of Payment
Fees may be paid by cash, cheque, money order, internet banking and deposit book.
Cash payments must be written in our cash payment book in the Frog Room and then money placed in the fees box. Cheques can also be placed in the fees box. Any cheques dishonoured will incur the extra costs which are passed to us.
If paying by internet banking, please have your child’s given name (the name used in the Centre) first in the reference. Our accounts are kept in the children’s given names. Please pay to Daisy Children Services P/L BSB: 032-062 Account: 280630
Late Payment of Fees
The Centre Director has the authority to re-evaluate a child’s enrolment position in the Centre if fees continue to remain unpaid after First and Final Fees Reminders and no discussion or agreement to pay has been arranged. Your child’s placement may also be withdrawn where an enrolled child is absent from the Centre for two weeks or more without prior notice given.
Fees for the late collection of children
Our licence only allows for children to be in the centre from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Parents and guardians/authorized persons collecting the child must arrive at the centre by 5:50 pm. at the latest, and have left the premises by 6:00 pm.
If unavoidably delayed, please contact the centre and advise the staff. Please try to arrange for someone else to pick up the child. Two staff members will stay with your child until collected.
A late fee of $20.00 for the first fifteen minutes after 6pm will be charged. After 6:15 pm, the charge will be at the rate of $1 per minute. The fine is calculated to the time that the child exits the centre. Parents will be asked to sign a late pick up form and the fine is then debited to their fees account.
The centre provides a nutritionally balanced menu of breakfast, hot lunch, afternoon tea and late afternoon tea. We will supply fresh light milk and water for morning and afternoon tea.
Special diet meals are provided at parent's request. e.g. vegetarian, allergy.
Samples of menu could be seen as followed:
Medication, Immunisation & Infection Diseases
Exclusions from Care
Exclusions due to illness: for the health and safety reasons of other children, a child will not be able to attend the centre during the period of time in which:
Upon enrolment to the centre we will require proof and the provision of an up to date ACIR History
Statement of your child’s immunisation according to their age. In the event a child has not been immunised and a condition that is usually prevented by immunisation occurs, that child may be excluded from care as this is a Department of Health requirement. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is also required.
All medication must be handed to a staff member. NO MEDICATIONS MUST BE LEFT IN YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN’S BAG.
We have a variety of books for children and resources on topics relevant to early childhood and parenting such as toileting, sleeping, discipline and other parenting issues. These books are available for loan to parents who become members of our library.
All books and resources borrowed must be signed out, and in on return. Books and other items are also for sale from recognized book clubs so that parents are able to buy quality books, puzzles etc for their children.
These items are available for you to view outside the Frog room.
At the centre we acknowledge the importance of parent involvement in all our programmes. There are many ways in which you can become involved and how much is up to you. We realise your time is limited. However, if you would like to visit the centre to help out or just spend some quality time with your child our “open door” policy welcomes you anytime.
We welcome your involvement in:
Please talk to educators, let us know your views and give us your feedback either informally or through parent surveys.
As our main duty of care is for the safety, well being and education of the children. All educators who are recognized under the Education and Care National Regulations 2011 as Mandatory Reporters have a duty under the law to bring to the attention of the Department of Community Services any suspicion of child abuse, neglect, etc. At the centre all educators are trained in Child Protection and understand their duty of care to all the children in their care.
Where a parent has any concerns or complaints this needs to be discussed with the Director, Susan Shan, the Centre Director, on 97189119 or 0468 931 284 or Nominated Supervisor Gina Kang.
If you are still not satisfied you can ring the Department of Community Services or ACECQA (Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority).
© 2018 Daisy Learning Centre
2 Tennyson St. Camspie NSW 2194